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The UN says Yazidi people are facing genocide.
The UN declared last year that the minority Yazidi population was the victim of genocide by ISIL.
The government says it also intends to facilitate private sponsorships of Yazidi refugees.
Islamic State extremists have scattered mass graves across Iraq and Syria.
There are an estimated 549 Syrian refugees in Turkey who have been approved to come to Canada.
Yazidis were never highlighted by the Conservatives as a group that should be prioritized for resettlement.
The Canadian Press
The House of Commons immigration committee is holding an unprecedented series of summer meetings examining how to use immigration policy to help anyone, not just refugees, displaced by conflict come to Canada.
Grit MPs voted against a Tory motion labeling atrocities with the same term.